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Bucks County Community College Early Learning Center

275 Swamp Road
Newtown, PA 18940

Phone:
(215) 968-8082

Website:

Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"At the heart of the ELC program for toddlers and preschoolers is a whole-hearted respect for children and belief in their abilities. Important elements of our programs are:
Carefully prepared learning environments, which offer children genuine choices and opportunities for exploration and discovery.
Teacher planned activities which are based not only on traditional nursery school themes but also on special interests of children and parents, including current happenings in the campus community.
A curriculum designed to facilitate the development of general cognitive skills, as well as specific skills in language, mathematical reasoning, science, art, music and fine and gross motor abilities.
The involvement of parents and other family members, who share their interests and talents with ELC children.
Mutually enriching shared activities with college departments and student organizations.
The utilization of campus areas and resources for program enrichment.
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Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"Toddler Program Schedule
7:30 am to 9:30 am Indoor free choice activities (puzzles, playdough, house keeping, art table, blocks, etc)
9:00 am to 12:00 noon Blocktime
9:30 am to 9:50 am Potty and diaper change
9:50 am to 10:00 am Circle time (songs, stories, fingerplays and other learning activities)
10:00 am to 10:15 am Snack
10:15 am to 11:00 am Learning centers (painting, pasting, coloring, arts & crafts, cooking, dramatic play, library corner, rice table, blocks, etc.).
11:00 am to 11:30 am Play ground activities or campus walk
11:30 am to 12:00 pm Small group games, stories, toy exploration. Potty and diaper change
12:00 pm to 12:30 pm Lunch
12:30 pm to 12:50 pm Free choice individual toys and activities
12:50 pm to 1:00 pm Story time
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm Quiet time
2:00 pm to 2:15 pm Potty and diaper change
2:15 pm to 3:00 pm Outdoor activities
3:00 pm to 3:15 pm Snack
3:15 pm to 4:30 pm Games, stories, crafts, free play
Preschool Daily Schedule
7:30 am to 9:30 am Indoor free choice activities (puzzles, playdough, house keeping, art table, blocks, etc.)
9:00 am to noon Blocktime
9:30 am to 10:00 am Morning Meeting
10:00 am to 10:15 am Snack
10:15 am to 11:00 am Outdoor or indoor gross motor activities
11:00 am to 12:00 pm Indoor learning center (art, painting, crafts, math manipulates, blocks, pre-reading games and activities)
12:00pm to 12:30 pm Small group time (individual library time, group story)
12:30 pm to 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm Rest time -(Your child may find this time more comfortable if you bring in an old crib sheet to cover the mat and a special stuffed animal)
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm Outdoor activities or indoor learning centers
3:00 pm to 3:15 pm Snack
3:15 pm to 4:30 pm Indoor free choice activities, games, songs, crafts, etc
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Excerpted from the preschool's website